With Orthopedic Surgery, We Can Improve Your Pet’s Quality of Life
If your pet is experiencing joint problems or has a fractured leg, your veterinarian may recommend orthopedic surgery to correct it. All of our orthopedic surgeries are performed by Dr. John Brajkovich, who has a special interest and extensive knowledge in small animal orthopedics. We offer a variety of orthopedic procedures at our hospital here in Caledon Village, because our patients have a wide variety of needs that need to be accommodated. We’re pleased to offer so many orthopedic services and resources that can help pets live active, happy lives.
“I find orthopedics so thrilling. I get so much joy from working towards improving a pet’s comfort level and quality of life. It’s really special when we can work together to alleviate discomfort and bring back a pet’s spark. Orthopedics is an ever-changing area of medicine that requires one to be invested in always learning the newest techniques, and using surgical materials that are equally innovative and ultimately benefit the patient. My current focus is regenerative medicine; specifically the use of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) for joint discomfort and to slow the progression of tissue degeneration. It’s important to me that together we create the best approach for long-term success, whether it be supportive/rehab modalities, keeping your pet’s weight in check, or dietary/supplement therapies to keep them comfortable overall. That is my mission. “
-Dr. John Brajkovich
Our Advanced Orthopedic Services
For us to accommodate a diverse range of cases, we offer a wide variety of orthopedic pet surgery services to treat them. These include:
- Cranial Cruciate Ligament (CCL) repair
- Regenerative Medicine – Platelet Rich Plasma
- Repair of angular limb deformities
Stifle (knee) surgery
- Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO)
- Tibial Tuberosity Advancement (TTA)
- TightRope CCL
- Lateral imbrication
- Patellar luxation
- Canine Unicompartmental Elbow (CUE)
- Proximal Abducting Ulnar Osteotomy (PAUL)
- Cementless Total Hip Prosthesis
- Femoral Head Osteotomy
- Hip Luxations
- Double & Triple Pelvic Osteotomy
These surgeries can not only treat injuries but also stabilize joints, correct deformities, reduce inflammation and give our patients a greater range of motion and a happier, more active life overall. We can also offer non-invasive treatment options to make your pet more comfortable and restore their mobility.
Shockwave therapy is an additional, non-invasive modality that uses high-intensity shockwave pulses to stimulate healing on the cellular level. This procedure can reduce inflammation, heal damaged tissue, restore mobility and flexibility, and improve your pet’s quality of life. Fractures, spinal lesions and tendon injuries can be treated with this therapy.
Platelet Rich Plasma Treatment
Plasma Rich Plasma (PRP) treatment involves injecting concentrated platelets and growth factors into an injured tendon, muscle, ligament, or joint to relieve pain and improve healing. The overall process takes about 20 minutes, and begins with our technicians drawing a blood sample, then having the syringe spun to separate and concentrate the platelets and growth factors in the plasma (the yellowish portion of the blood sample). This plasma mixture, known as Autologous Conditioned Plasma (ACP), is then injected into the injury site. Along with promoting healing and decreasing pain, this procedure can also reduce blood loss and lower the risk of infection. PRP uses your pet’s own natural healing properties to treat acute and chronic conditions.
Referring an Orthopedic Patient to Dr. John
If you are a veterinarian looking to refer your orthopedic patient to Dr. John for an exam and/or surgical procedure, use the instructions below:
- Complete our online referral form, or download and fill out the Orthopedic Referral Form (PDF)
- Make sure all information is completed by referring veterinarian
- Email the referral form to firstname.lastname@example.org, or fax the form to us at (519) 927-3791
Is Your Pet in Need of Our Orthopedic Services?
If your pet has difficulty walking due to disease, injury, or a birth defect, please let us know so we can examine them and make a proper diagnosis. To schedule an exam for your loved one or to find out more about our orthopedic services, call us today at 519-927-5775.